Tuesday, July 28, 2009

AdviceScene Sponsors Advice-A-Thon in BC September 2009

Post below as posted by AdviceScene.com on their discussion board. (or Wiki as they call it)

AdviceScene is a sponsor of the Advice-A-Thon happening this September in three BC cities. See below for all the details:

http://www.advice-a-thon.ca/
WHAT IS PRO BONO GOING PUBLIC 2009?

This September, volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice in the streets of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria in order to raise awareness and funds for BC's pro bono programs. The free legal advice-a-thon will facilitate access to justice for low- and modest-income people, including the homeless, by engaging lawyers in advising pre-scheduled and drop-in clients on all legal issues.

The open-air legal advice clinics will be held over three days -- one day in each city -- and will rely on the volunteer efforts of over 75 lawyers. Participating lawyers will be encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers in direct support of pro bono programs operated by Pro Bono Law of BC, the Western Canada Society to Access Justice and the Salvation Army.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the cause of access to justice in BC, and we need your support to help us reach our target!


HOW CAN I GET FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

To book an appointment for free legal advice at one of our three open-air clinics, phone 1-877-762-6664 and ask if you qualify as a free legal advice-a-thon client.



WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE OPEN-AIR CLINICS?

VANCOUVER
When:
Friday, September 11, 2009
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Where:
Victory Square Park

Victory Square Park is bordered by Cambie Street (east), Pender Street (south), Hamilton Street (west) and West Hastings Street (north).

KELOWNA
When:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where:
Rotary Centre Art Walk

The Rotary Centre Art Walk is located between Water Street and Ellis Street, directly across from the Law Courts.

VICTORIA
When:
Friday, September 18, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:
Centennial Square

Centennial Square is bordered by Douglas Street (east), Pandora Street (south), Government Street (west) and Fisgard Street (north).

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE CAUSE?

If you are a lawyer, you can help us by volunteering at one of our three open-air clinics. We encourage volunteer lawyers to donate one or more hours of their time, and to raise an amount equal to or above their billable rate. Register as a lawyer by clicking here. Once registered, you can login to your account to customize your personal donation page, send emails to potential sponsors, manage offline pledges, and view the status of your fundraising efforts. We will award prizes to the top fundraisers!

Whether or not you are a lawyer, you can help us by sponsoring a lawyer as s/he provides free legal advice. Sponsor a lawyer by clicking here.

http://www.advice-a-thon.ca/

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